spc at conman.org
Tue Jul 7 20:06:33 CDT 2015
It was thus said that the Great jwsmobile once stated:
> On 7/7/2015 12:43 PM, Sean Conner wrote:
> >It was thus said that the Great jwsmobile once stated:
> >>sending live URL's in the text that don't require a multi step copy
> >>paste, or even save email edit, feed to lynx would be nice. Html email
> >>does that.
> > There are some on this list (such as I) that do not use a graphical
> > email
> >client, but a text-mode email client. 
> > -spc (And the etiquette for this list is inline or bottom posting, not
> > top)
> > To even look at a attached PDF, for example, I have to save it
> > first, then download it to view it.
> Most of us have either browser embedded PDF viewers, or Adobe associated
> with PDF's and are one click away.
True enough. But I've tried using a GUI to check email and frankly, I
found it too painful to use. It wasn't that the GUI was confusing or
inconsistent, but that it was *way too slow*. Sluggish to display, and
painfully slow to download (it's not unusual for me to receive everal
hundred emails per day). By checking email on the server using a command
line tool, I can do the filtering upon receipt (not when downloading) and
blast through two emails in the time it would take a GUI to display one.
Right now, I'm using an iPad (and a Bluetooth keyboard) with an SSH client
to check my email. I get to use an email client I'm familiar with for
reading, along with my preferred editor to write this email.
> > Yes, I do check my email on the server using a command line program
> > .
> > mutt. I was forced to upgrade a decade ago because elm was no
> > longer maintained and non-Y2K compliant (I think that's why I
> > switched).
> I just don't see inconveniencing an entire list because a few people
> want to run on internet connected 286 machines, with attached ASR33's.
I think that's only Tony who does that.
> As far as email browsing, I have used thunderbird and prior to that the
> same facility in the combined netscape. The way of all emails seem to
> be towards letting some great and wonderful company such as your ISP,
> Google, Yahoo, or heaven forbid AOL keep all of your email, and present
> it, and even thunderbird has gone into "we don't support it anymore"
> status with Firefox.
> So archiving my own email may end up in the same state as your argument
> for text archiving.
Did I mention I run my own email sever?
> However the format of the email won't be an issue
> in my case.
Would that be HTML? HTML 2? HTML 3? HTML 3.2? HTML 4? HTML 5?
-spc (Or even XHTML?)
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